Make room, 1936: this is now driest start to year in Wichita history

Not even the Dust Bowl was this dry in Wichita.

The dry spell that just won’t let go has thrust 2014 to the top of the charts for driest start to the year in Wichita history.

Through May 8, Wichita has logged just 2.01 inches of precipitation. That’s even less than the 2.37 inches as of the same date in 1936, according to the National Weather Service.

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